neonash on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:44:47
What are the components of Client tools connectivity inside SQL Server installation?
Are they necessary in servers or clients?
I am installing Sql server which I want to connect with TFS 2015..
Erland Sommarskog on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:40:41
You would of course be better off asking in a TFS forum about the requirements for TFS.
I have never exactly investigated what's included with the client components, as I always install them. But I would assume that the command-line tools like SQLCMD and BCP are there.
If you are installing SQL 2014 or earlier, you may want to skip installing SSMS to reduce the footprint. If you are installing SQL 2016, this is nothing you have to bother about, since SSMS is no longer part of the SQL Server setup.